"Spiderhead" as written by Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Lincoln Parish....
I am the one you left for dead
(Say you wanted to)
You are the bullet in my head
(Ah)
And as you stand over my grave
(Tell me it's okay)
You'll pause the lips upon my face
(Ah)

Either I'm in heaven, or I'm in hell
Am I losing my mind, yeah
(Cause I can't tell)
I've been waiting for answers for way too long
Seems I'm always waiting around

Spiders in my head, spiders in my mind
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind
It all works out all right
You know I'm gonna be all right
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind

I think your mother wants me dead
(Say you wanted to)
I am a schizophrenic man
(Ah)
I wouldn't change you if I could
(Say you wanted to)
Treat me good I'll play it cool

Spiders in my head, spiders in my mind
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind
It all works out all right
You know I'm gonna be all right
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind

Spiders in my head, spiders in my mind
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind
It all works out all right
You know I'm gonna be all right
You may take my eyes, but baby I'm not blind


Lyrics submitted by nny350, edited by Sent, Munchies, lexi4429, Stealthheart

"Spiderhead" as written by Daniel Tichenor Brad Shultz

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    General CommentDamn, I love this song.
    skyloron November 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationAs of recent events in my life, I think I finally understand the meaning of this one.

    For one, I'd like to point out that "Black Widow," another song from the Melophobia album, also uses a spider to represent a negative relationship. Obviously, in this song, there is some sort of connection between the writer and another person that did some not-so-nice things to him. By this connection, we can infer that the spiders in this song represent a thought that plagues the writer's mind and won't leave him alone, as is represented in "Black Widow."

    I guess I need to talk about my personal experience in order for this to make sense. I've been suffering from a lot of self-doubt recently, and that includes blaming myself for every little thing that happens. One of my close friends got mad at me recently, and though they say they're fine and just need space, I still blame myself for it.

    "I am the one you left for dead / ...You are the bullet in my head" means that this person has abandoned the writer when he has hit rock bottom, and she was the cause of this. "As you stand over my grave / Tell me it's okay / You pause the lips upon my face" probably means that though this person has figuratively "killed" him, the person tells him that she's fine and still kisses him, maybe as a good-bye or out of pity.

    I think the next part is pretty self-explanatory, but either he feels super good around this person or he feels downright horrible. He feels like he is losing his mind waiting for answers to his questions.

    "I think your mother wants me dead / ...I am a schizophrenic man." Schizophrenia is a mental illness where you have irrational fears of things that are not true or non-existent. This piece might mean that he feels so bad that he believes her mother might even want him dead, as well. "I wouldn't change you if I could" probably means that he doesn't hate the person for what happened and still admires them.

    The chorus, I believe, relates to how his mind is poisoned with thoughts. "It all works out in time / You know I'm going to be all right" seems to be a promise that even though he is so low at the moment, he still believes he will get over it. "You may take my eyes, but baby, I'm not blind" could mean that although he can't stop thinking about her [all he can think about (see) so she "took his eyes," so to speak] but he's not blind to his other thoughts - his happier thoughts.

    I'm entirely sure if this is accurate or understandable, but this is how I would interpret it.
    Stealthhearton May 16, 2017   Link

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